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Contact Abiquiu Lake

Abiquiu Project Office

Phone: 505.685.4371


Mailing address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

PO Box 290

4731 State Highway 96

Abiquiu, NM 87510-0290

Attention Boaters!

Currently Abiquiu Lake water levels are unusually low resulting in additional unseen underwater hazards. Boaters are advised to use extra caution when navigating the reservoir with motorized vessels. Boaters are also advised to use added caution when utilizing the Cerrito Boat Ramp as it is almost fully exposed, causing larger and/or deep draft vessels and two-wheel drive tow-vehicles increased difficulty launching and recovering. Please call the Abiquiu Project Office at (505) 685-4371 for current conditions and further information.  


Click here to see a bathometric map that shows the deepest parts of the reservoir. NOTE: This document is not to be used for navigation. Lake levels vary. Obstacles and hazards may be present that are not shown on this image. Please use caution when boating.

Welcome to Abiquiu Lake Recreation Area

Abiquiu Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed lake, with recreation areas and a campground. The lake is a 5,200-surface-acre reservoir and offers some of the finest fishing in northern New Mexico. The area includes a fine panoramic view of the Cerro Pedernal (Flint Mountain) from the dam. The scenery of the area includes Pinon (Pine), Juniper and Sage among colorful rock formations. Reptile fossils 200 million years old have been found in the area.

Surrounding attractions include: Abiquiu Lake Recreation Area

  • Ghost Ranch
  • Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
  • San Pedro Wilderness
  • Cumbres Toltec Railroad
  • Chaco Canyon
  • Bandelier National Moument
  • Taos and Santa Fe, N.M.



Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect.

Geocaching is permitted on Corps lands only with express knowledge and approval of the project manger. Contact Abiquiu Lake for details.   

N.M. fishing regulations

N.M. Game & Fish weekly fishing report

N.M. fishing license information

Abiquiu Lake weather


'Spread the message not the mussels'

Protect Your Waters and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!


Clean, Drain & Dry before transporting your boat or equipment.  

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Videos on Abiquiu Lake!